Nursing Home Star Rating System Reveals One Third Are 1-2 Star Ratings

Recently there have been increased studies and statistics showing that about one third of nursing homes in America being rated relatively low on their overall quality. Each nursing home has annual inspections, which ultimately leads to a rating of one to five stars, one being the lowest and five being the highest, based on their facility’s quality. Findings show that a little over a third of nursing homes have received only one or two stars after inspections.

The amount of stars given to the nursing homes serves a purpose to give the people searching for the right facility an overall idea of the facility’s quality of care. The nursing homes that are non-profit and have a smaller number of beds to accommodate tend to have more stars, while the homes that are for-profit and larger tend to be in the one- to two-star range. For more, read the story.
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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.


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